NEW YORK (AP) _ The NBA Finals’ Game 4 has drawn its highest television rating in more than a decade.
The Golden State Warriors’ 103-82 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday night to even the series at 2-2 averaged an 11.7 rating on ABC. That’s the best since the Pistons-Lakers series in 2004.
ESPN said Friday that the nearly 19.8 million viewers were up 34 percent from the 14.8 million for last year’s matchup between the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat.
Ratings represent the percentage of U.S. homes with televisions tuned to a program.